In this Corner of the World

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In this Corner of the World
Anime Poster
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi
Release Date November 12, 2016
Language Japanese
Studio MAPPA
Distributor Tokyo Theatres

In this Corner of the World (この世界の片隅に Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) is a 2016 anime movie directed by Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon) based on the manga of the same name by Fumiyo Kono. The 18-year-old Suzu grew up in Hiroshima and has just married the still quite young military employee Shusaku Houjou. Together with her husband, she moves to the small town of Kure near a naval base. Although Japan is at war, the young family can live there in a serene and decent, if simple, life. But gradually, the war is getting closer and finally fall in Kure the bombs, which result Suzu lost her right hand. More and more Suzu realizes that her life will soon change forever. The young woman, however, is determined not to let the everyday danger and the scarcity of food spoil her lust for life and the sense of beautiful things.

The following weapons were used in the film In this Corner of the World:



Arisaka Type 38

Imperial Japanese Navy soldiers in the naval base of Kure are armed Arisaka Type 38 rifles.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese Navy soldier salutes his Arisaka to passing officers.
Another soldier stands guard with his rifle.


Battleship Yamato

The famous Japanese battleship Yamato is seen in Kure.

The Yamato enters the harbor in 1944.
Closer view of the ship. A Type 96 25 mm dual purpose gun is seen on the tower.
The battleship from above on April 6th, 1945 before attacked and sunked by American planes.

Cruiser Aoba

The Japanese heavy cruiser Aoba is also stationed in Kure on which Suzu's childhood friend Tetsu is on board.

The Aoba enters the harbor in December 1944. The aircraft carrier Chiyoda is seen in the background.
The cruiser is under attack during the Battle of Leyte Gulf near Manila. A Type 96 AT/AA gun in triple mounting can be seen on the left and the two 8in (203mm)/50-cal guns turrets in the center.
The ship settled on the bottom of shallow Kure harbor in November 1945.

Nambu Holster

Two Kenpeitais carry holsters for Nambu Type 14 pistols.

The Kenpeitai with the holstered handgun and Shin gunto sword.

Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun

The barrels of a Type 89 12.7 cm/40 naval gun can be seen firing at F4U Corsairs.

The gun before firing as Kure is under attack.

Cargo Ship "Liberty ship" class

Some American cargo ships are seen in the harbor as Kure is under occupation.

Bofors 40mm L/60 twin mounting - 40×311mmR
The cargo ships lie in the harbor in October 1945. A twin mount Bofors 40mm is seen mounted on the foredeck.


Vought F4U Corsair

Kure is attacked by several F4U Corsairs armed with rockets.

Vought F4U Corsair serving in close support - Main armament four 20mm cannons
Two Corsairs under AA-fire before firing rockets.

Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"

An A6M "Zero" fighter aircraft is briefly seen in a dogfight with a Corsair.

Type 99 cannon aircraft variants, top an earlier Type 99 Mark 1 Model 3 - 20x72mm RB, bottom a later Type 99 Mark 2 Model 3 - 20x101mm RB
Entarō Hōjō:"That's what our engine sounds like with 2000 horsepower!"
The "Zero" chases a Corsair with its wing-mounted Type 99 cannons on the right.

Boeing B-29 "Superfortress"

Several Boeing B-29 heavy bombers are seen.

Browning M2 Aircraft, Flexible - .50 BMG
B-29s throw bombs over Kure. Browning M2 Machine Guns can be seen.

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